Sunspun Fine Yarns

5 things we love….

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The knits, patterns, people and movements that are currently inspiring us…

1. The beautiful fabrics woven on vintage industrial looms by the London Cloth Company, the city’s only weaving mill, made in small lots for designers, fashion houses and private clients.

Traditional Check 2/2 Twill, Shetland Wool

Traditional Check 2/2 Twill, Shetland Wool

London ClothSpace Invader 3/1 Twill, 100% British Wool: Portland & Manx

London ClothSpace Invader 3/1 Twill, 100% British Wool: Portland & Manx

Tiger of Sweden Tartan, 2/2 Twill, Shetland Wool

Tiger of Sweden Tartan,
2/2 Twill, Shetland Wool

2. The Holbrook Yellow Submarine Project, a community arts initiative from Murray Arts in northern Victoria that celebrates International Yarn Bombing Day and Holbrook’s Sheep & Wool Fair this June by covering the Holbrook Oberon Class Submarine in yellow knitting and crochet. You can contribute by making strips of fabric for the yarn bomb or by donating needles and yellow yarn!

3. Wool People 7, the wonderful new collection from Brooklyn Tweed, featuring designs from independent knitwear designers from around the globe.

Some of our favourites…

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coda

Coda by Olga Buraya-Kefalian

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

Seacoast by Joji Locatelli

Vector by Tanis Lavallee

Vector by Tanis Lavallee

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston

Halligarth by Gudrun Johnston

4. The new video podcasts from New South Wales independent dyer, Kristen of Skein Yarn: essential watching if you’ve ever wanted to try dyeing yarn. And it’s wonderful to see some great, locally-grown podcasts!

5. The success of Felicity Ford’s Kickstarter campaign to fund her stranded colourwork source book, a book which will guide the knitter through the process of creating colourwork knitting charts from everyday objects and to create, in Felicity’s words, “stitches which will remind us who we are, where we live and and why we love it”.

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